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Inquiry ordered into non-submission of UCs
Ludhiana, February 24
The District Planning and Development Board today decided to fix responsibility on officials who failed to submit utilisation certificates (UCs) of the grants sanctioned to them for the development of various projects.
Mr Lal Singh, Finance Minister, attending a meeting of the District Planning Board Mr Lal Singh, Finance Minister, attending a meeting of the District Planning Board at the Bachat Bhavan in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

DSP kin named in fake currency case
Ludhiana, February 24
After claiming to have exposed a police-smuggler nexus that facilitated a fake-currency racket in the state, the Basti Jodhewal police is learnt to have detained the father-in-law of a serving Punjab DSP after an old smuggler named him during his interrogation.

Flower show at PAU begins
Ludhiana, February 24
A cricket field made out of biscuit wafers, world cup trophy made out of aluminium foil, stumps made out of toothpicks, the Tricolour made out of white and saffron carnations amid green foliage were some imaginative creations during a two-day flower show organised by the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping at Punjab Agricultural University here today.
Visitors at a flower show in Punjab Agricultural University on Monday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari
Visitors at a flower show in Punjab Agricultural University

Multimedia facilities soon in PAU library 
Ludhiana, February 24
To help students get access to wider information on topics of desire, Punjab Agricultural University will, soon, add many multimedia facilities to its library. The university has tied up with the Information and Library Network Centre, of the Union Grants Commission for acquiring a software that would help users get access to latest research projects of various universities in India. 

Jassi case: death penalty clause withdrawn
Kaonke Kalan (Ludhiana), February 24
The Punjab police has sought to assure the Government of Canada through the Indian Ministry of External Affairs that the two Canada-based accused in the sensational NRI Jassi murder case would be tried only as conspirators and hence would not get death penalty.


Congress hopeful of  victory in HP
Ludhiana, February 24
The Minister of State for Printing and Stationery, Mr Rakesh Pandey, today claimed that the Congress was set to win the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections with a thumping majority. Mr Pandey, who had returned from his extensive campaign in Hamirpur district, claimed that the anti-corruption campaign launched by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, had generated phenomenal response among the voters of the state.

Upset over the turning of the fountain at the Bhadaur House market into a public urinal, the shopkeepers have put
Upset over the turning of the fountain at the Bhadaur House market into a public urinal, the shopkeepers have put up a banner to give vent to their anger. They have demanded immediate steps to put an end to the nuisance. — A Tribune photograph

Residents stage dharna in front of MC office
Doraha, February 24
The residents of ward No. 9 of the Doraha town are living in unhygienic conditions. Sewerage water collects in front of their houses making their lives difficult, but the authorities concerned have done little to check the problem.

MC staff ‘misbehave’ with trader
Ludhiana, February 24
While the municipal corporation claims to be working overtime to achieve the budget target and mobilise resources as the financial year is about to end, the employees of the civic body seem to be unmindful of their responsibilities.

Shiv Sena unit to check exploitation
Ludhiana, February 24
The Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) will constitute a unit of the Bhartiya Kamgar Sena, a frontal organisation of the party, to work for the emancipation of the working class and put to end the exploitation of workers.

Federation stages dharna
Ludhiana, February 24
Members of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation today staged a dharna in front of the mini-secretariat in protest against the anti-employee policies of the government.

Resentment among Sutlej  Club members
Ludhiana, February 24
Resentment prevails among senior members of the Sutlej Club over the withdrawal of certain facilities granted to senior citizens. The senior members, who were instrumental in the development of the club, are feeling that they are being maltreated by certain ‘autocratic’ elements at the helm of affairs of the club.

Birth anniversary of Baden Powel celebrated
Mandi Gobindgarh,  February 24
Three hundred scouts and guides from different schools of Fatehgarh Sahib district celebrated the birth anniversary of the founder of the movement, Lord Stephen Smith Baden Powel, at Government High School, Jallah, near here, on Saturday.


Thief gives  cops a slip
Ludhiana, February 24
A thief, who had been caught by some residents of Ranjit Nagar in Shimla Puri and had been admitted to the Civil Hospital here by the police following severe injuries, escaped under mysterious circumstances from the hospital last night.



Stagnant water blocks school entrances
Ludhiana, February 24
“Every day it is so difficult for us to enter the school building as both the main as well as the side entrances are covered with stagnant water. The sewer is blocked and filthy water has spewed out. The stink is nauseating,” said students of SDP Senior Secondary, Hazoor Road.

Students find difficulty in reaching school due to a blocked sewer in front of SDP Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari
Students find difficulty in reaching school due to a blocked sewer in front of SDP Senior Secondary School

Convocation through video-conferencing
Ludhiana, February 24
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), conducted its 14th convocation through video teleconferencing on February 22.
The convocation organised at IGNOU Regional Centre of Khanna was beamed through the Gyan Darshan TV channel of IGNOU to New Delhi. Gyan Darshan gives 24-hour broadcast of education programmes.


Sports meet of college
Ludhiana, February 24
The annual sports meet of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, began here today. Mr Kanwaljit Singh Sandhu, SSP, (Vigilance) Ludhiana, inaugurated the meet.


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